Andhra Pradesh

Anantapur district tally crosses the 10,000-mark

Finance Minister Bugganna Rajendranath holding a review meeting with officials in Kurnool on Monday.

Finance Minister Bugganna Rajendranath holding a review meeting with officials in Kurnool on Monday.   | Photo Credit: U. SUBRAMANYAM

The cumulative number of COVID-19 positive cases in Anantapur district crossed the 10,000-mark on Monday with 524 new cases registered in the 24 hours ending 9 a.m. on Monday and at the same time, Kurnool district with 664 new cases reached 12,234 cumulative positive cases.

The number of active cases stood at 5,123 (86 deaths) and 5,645 (164 deaths) in Anantapur and Kurnool districts respectively.

Review meet

Meanwhile, Finance Minister Buggana Rajednranath reviewed the COVID-19 situation in Kurnool district with district officials and asked the medical fraternity and district revenue officials to give no scope for criticism with regard to the availability of hospital beds, the supply of oxygen cylinders, availability of drugs or conduct of COVID Care Centres.

District Collector G. Veerapandian told the Minister that Kurnool had tested 1.81 lakh samples and 1 lakh out of them were in July alone. With the number of cases going up, the district was getting ready with a plan to increase the number of tests per day to 10,000. There was no paucity of hospital beds or COVID Care Centre beds in the district, he added.

Panyam MLA Katasani Rambupal Reddy said that people were getting terrified with the news of positive cases coming close to their houses and some of the positive persons were dying out of fear.

While appreciating the district officials and GGH doctors for their dedicated service, he asked them to improve the confidence levels among people through better education and information about the COVID-19.

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